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Table 1 Number of years before a teacher earns tenure, by state, 2008

From: How do teachers respond to tenure?

No policy (1) (3) 2 years (7) 3 years (33) 4 years (5) 5 years (2)
DC Hawaii California Alabama New Jersey Connecticut Indiana
  Mississippi Maine Alaska New Mexico Illinois Missouri
  N. Dakota Maryland Arizona New York Kentucky  
   Nevada Arkansas Ohio Michigan  
   S. Carolina Colorado Oklahoma N. Carolina  
   Vermont Delaware Oregon   
   Washington Florida Pennsylvania   
    Georgia Rhode Island   
    Idaho S. Dakota   
    Iowa Tennessee   
    Kansas Texas   
    Louisiana Utah   
    Massachusetts Virginia   
    Minnesota West Virginia   
    Montana Wisconsin   
    Nebraska Wyoming   
    N. Hampshire    
  1. Source: NCTQ state teacher policy yearbook 2008.